Gary Appleton Dies

Gary Appleton, longtime resident of the Appleton Ark near the new Van Damme Dock, passed away in July. Gary moved to Sausalito from the Monterey Peninsula in 1959 and established his career as a commercial painter. But his true passion was his home in Waldo Point. Originally a pile driver... Read more

Supes Adopt Short-Term Rental Regs

On August 7, The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to adopt an Ordinance regarding short-term rentals in the unincorporated areas of Marin, where most floating homes docks are located. The Ordinance requires those operating short-term rentals to apply for a business license, and to pay transit occupancy tax.... Read more

CARSS Needs Volunteer Drivers

Call a Ride for Sausalito Seniors (CARSS) was founded in 2015 as a result of the hard work of the City’s Age Friendly Task Force. After surveying the community, the task force developed a plan prioritizing the needs of aging residents, and local transportation was at the top of the... Read more

Help Wanted: Classified Ad Manager

The Classified ads in the Floating Times also appear on the FHA website. They are sold on a calendar year basis, pro-rated for those who begin advertising partway through the year. The Ad Manager sends out invoices to current advertisers once a year; keeps track of payments made; and takes... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – July 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE July 10 BOARD MEETING: Jenny Stein mentioned the need to find someone to oversee the ads for the Floating Times, since she will no... Read more

Galilee Maritime Day August 4

The annual free celebration at Galilee Harbor takes place on Saturday, August 4 in the area at the foot of Napa Street. From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the day will feature exhibits of historic vessels, boat rides, dinghy races and a marine flea market. If you have marine items... Read more

County Considers Regulating Short Term Rentals

The Marin County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a hearing next month to receive a first reading of a draft Ordinance regarding short term rentals in the unincorporated areas of Marin, and to consider next steps for creating a regulatory framework for short term rentals. All Floating Homes... Read more

WPH Wins Beautification Award

Waldo Point Harbor has received a 2018 Beautification Award from Sausalito Beautiful, a non-profit group of volunteers working to create, enhance and protect public landscapes in and around town. Sausalito Beautiful Awards Chair Maureen McCoy recognized that the harbor has “improved the aesthetics of a Sausalito public space through either... Read more

Anchor-Out Artist Wins Best of Show

Well-known Sausalito artists Stephen Ehret and his painting partner Jennifer Fearon won Best of Show at the Marin County Fair for their collaborative painting “Blue Mind.” According to Sausalito Currents: Stephen Ehret has been a fixture around the docks of Sausalito for many years. The artist and musician lives on... Read more

Dock Party Season is Here

On June 22, Issaquah neighbors and friends gathered to welcome back dock alums Emily and Stuart Riddell. Having moved to Southern California, the Riddells traveled back up here for an annual bluegrass bash at Grass (where else?) Valley. Over on East Pier two days later, they didn’t even need a... Read more